Miley Cyrus’ ‘Flowers’ Stands Tall on Midweek U.K. Chart

Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” (via Columbia) is sowing the seeds for a second week atop the U.K. chart. Based on midweek sales and streaming data captured

by the Official Charts Company, “Flowers” is “storming” ahead of its rivals.More from BillboardLady Gaga Sends Sweet Note to Madonna: 'We Love You M'Courteeners Claim Record

as 'St. Jude' Rides to U.K. No. 1Miley Cyrus' 'Flowers' Has Hot Start In U.K. If it holds its ground, “Flowers” would become the U.S. pop star’s longest-reigning U.K. No.

1, and her only single to spend multiple weeks at the summit. Her previous leaders “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball” both logged single stints at No. 1 back in 2013.

“Flowers” got away to a fast start around the globe, smashing Spotify’s one-week streaming record, and bowing at No. 1 in Australia. In the U.K., “Flowers” leads an

unchanged top 5 on the midweek chart, which is completed by singles from Raye, SZA, Taylor Swift, and Venbee & Goddard, respectively. Meanwhile, hot Afrobeats

artist Rema is eying a new peak position with “Calm Down” (Mavin), up 9-6 on the Official Chart Update, while Tiësto and Tate McRae’s “10:35” (up 17-14 via Atlantic/Ministry of

Sound) and Cian Ducrot’s “I Will Be Waiting” (up 23-19) are on the climb. The highest new entry on the forthcoming Official U.K. Singles Chart could belong to Headie

One, with “Martin’s Sofa” (Relentless) on track for a No. 9 debut. If it stays put, “Martin’s Sofa” would give the London rapper and songwriter a fifth U.K. top 10 and 13th top 40

appearance.